THE importance of caring for parents with respect and kindness was highlighted in the sermon yesterday.
Imams advised the public to remember the struggles and sacrifices made by parents in raising them.
“A mother has to undergo tremendous pain and hardship right from the time the child is cared for in her womb till the moment of childbirth,” the imams said.
It is the responsibility of parents to provide their children with the basic needs including education. These sacrifices must be repaid by carrying out the commands of Allah SWT as stated in the Quran, to serve parents and to obey orders that are not against the teachings of Islam.
Children should strive in their parents’ service while demonstrating humility and tenderness. When they are older, they should start providing parents their general needs, ensure their good health, and also pray for their forgiveness. Causing grief towards their parents, that would lead them to shed tears of sadness is a major sin.
“The status of parents in Islam is secondary only to that of obedience to Allah SWT and His Messenger” the imams said, therefore Allah SWT’s view of the children corresponds with the parent’s view. Following the death of a parent, children are advised to provide proper final rites in accordance with the Islamic law, and constantly pray for them.
The Brunei Times
Saturday, November 29, 2014